Got an hour? This impressive holiday dinner comes together in a flash!

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roast beast feast
Photography by Christopher Testani
| Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

The Countdown

To make sure your menu hits the 1-hour mark, prepare the recipes in the order listed.

  • 1 Hour Ahead: Put the roast in the oven.
  • 50 Minutes Ahead: Make the mousse.
  • 35 Minutes Ahead: Roast the carrots.
  • 25 Minutes Ahead: Assemble the grissini. Put the olive-bar medley in a bowl.
  • 15 Minutes Ahead: Make the salad.
  • 5 Minutes Ahead: Warm up some store-bought Parker House rolls.

Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce

beef tenderloin with horseradish sauce
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Prosciutto-Wrapped Grissini & Olive Bar Medley

app wrap olive bar
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Twirl thinly sliced prosciutto around grissini (crispy breadsticks) for a super-quick appetizer. At the supermarket olive bar, fill up a tub with assorted olives, peppers, pickles, and other tasty nibbles. Transfer the mix to a pretty bowl. Starter, finished!

Rosemary Roasted Carrots

rosemary roasted carrots
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Green Salad with Persimmons & Feta

green salad with persimmons feta
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

If you can't find persimmons, replace them with mango.

Blender Chocolate-Mint Mousse

blender chocolate mint mousse
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani